July 20, 2014
2pm - 4:30pm
Phi Beta Kappa (PBK) Memorial Hall
601 Jamestown Rd
Williamsburg, VA 23185Map this location
It's 44 BC and Rome is a diverse and colorful place where people from every corner of the empire have come to make their fortune. Caesar is their favorite, a man of the people who has spent much of his career outside of Rome's walls. This popularity worries the patrician circle, headed by Brutus, who fear Caesar means to become Emperor as his prae Marc Antony seems to be urging him to do. Their plot to save Rome from his likely despotism takes surprising and bloody turns in this, one of Shakespeare's acknowledged greatest plays. Owens remarked that it is probably required reading for most every 9th grade student in the country, but reading alone won't give you the cathartic experience that this tragedy does when given a live performance of real scope and magnitude. His sumptuous staging, with a cast of 30 actors (featuring Karl Kippola as Brutus and Cotton as Antony) utilizes every scenic mechanism of the PBK Hall stage and is made possible by the show sponsorship of the Sumner Rand Foundation.

VSF Box office is 757-221-2674, tickets available online 24/7 at VSF.